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When Do I Need to Change My Air Filter, Fuel Filter, and Oil Filter?

Changing automotive filters in your car is as important as changing the fluids. Each filter serves a different purpose, and each of these purposes is very important to your engine and you. United Auto Care can check your filters to see if they need to be changed. If they do, we can do that for you. Let’s talk about when you need to change the air, fuel, and oil filter, as well as the cabin filter.

Air Filter Every 12,000 Miles

The air filter removes particles from the air that flows through your grille into the engine before it is routed into the combustion chamber. Clean air in the combustion chamber ensures that the detonation is efficient. This not only helps your vehicle to run efficiently, but it will also save you money on gasoline. The air filter should be changed every 12,000 miles or once a year if you don’t drive that much throughout the year.

Fuel Filter Every 30,000 Miles

The fuel filter lasts a little bit longer, but it is equally important to change it when it needs it as it is to change the air filter. The fuel filter purifies your diesel fuel or gasoline before it, too, is routed into the combustion chamber. Contaminants and sediment are often found in diesel fuel and gasoline, and these particles can damage your engine if they wind up in places where they aren’t supposed to be. Change the fuel filter every 30,000 miles or two years.

Oil Filter Every 3,000 Miles

The oil filter needs to be changed every 3,000 miles when you get a lube, oil, and filter done. If you use synthetic oil and don’t change your motor oil as often, the oil filter needs to be changed when you change the synthetic oil. This filter cleans the motor oil after it has run through the engine and before it runs through the engine again. This ensures zero grime is deposited onto your moving parts.

Cabin Air Filter Every 30,000 Miles

Finally, your car, truck, CUV, or SUV likely has a cabin air filter to make sure that the air blowing into the passenger cabin is always clean and fresh. As with the fuel filter, this filter needs to be changed every 30,000 miles. If you find yourself feeling drowsy or getting headaches when you drive your automobile, or if your allergies get worse when you are inside your car, these are signs you need to have your cabin filter changed.

United Auto Care in Flowery Branch, GA, is a full-service automotive shop that fixes all vehicle makes and models. Give us a call today to schedule a filter check.

Call United Auto Care for all your Car needs at 678-567-6500

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